Richard Bacon shows off dramatically thinner frame and jokes ‘the coma ate me’

RICHARD Bacon has showed off his dramatically thinner frame and joked “the coma ate me”.

He made the light-hearted quip after posting a picture on Instagram with a friend.


Richard Bacon said he feels ‘so thin’ he could ‘snap’ as he continues to recover from a medically induced coma after falling seriously ill[/caption]

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The 42-year-old, here in November 2016, fell seriously ill earlier this month[/caption]

Smiling as he hugged his pal, Richard said: “So thin I could snap. The coma’s eaten me. Love you.”

Richard, 42, was put into a medically induced coma after falling seriously ill.

In his first radio interview since he came out of hospital, Richard said he’d been having counselling to overcome the “psychological scars”.

He was left suffering hallucinations, panic attacks and paralysis after being put under.


Richard was told he would ‘die’ if he wasn’t put under and spent 11 days in a coma[/caption]

After being told he was going to be put in a coma, Richard had just 20 minutes to make panicked phone calls to his loved ones.

Richard added: “The consultant walked in and said, ‘it’s much worse, I’ve looked at the x-ray, it’s horrible. If I don’t put you in a coma for a least a week, you’re going to die.

“It was the most shocking moment of my life. I nearly died the first two nights, I didn’t know at the time.

“The hospital thought I would die the first night and the second night. My blood oxgen levels went to 70 per cent, if you get less than that you get brain damage and die. The infection was winning. They kept saying to Rebecca, ‘he is very ill’. I had 250 injections.”

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He’s now having counselling to try and cope with the ‘trauma’ of the experience[/caption]

After a week, doctors tried to bring Richard back around but in his confused state he started to hallucinate and lashed out at doctors and nurses.

He was restrained and they put him back under for his own safety.

Richard added: “Rebecca had to put kids to bed so I woke up surrounded by strangers.

“I was kicking off to point they had to restrain me, was confused and frightened.

“In the end they put me back under and brought me back out two days later.”

Richard is now recovering at home and is working on getting back to full health.

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